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Woman in her 70s rescued after a fall on the Norfolk Coast Path

PUBLISHED: 11:10 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 02 July 2018

A woman was rescued by the coastguard in Thornham. Picture: Ian Burt

A woman was rescued by the coastguard in Thornham. Picture: Ian Burt

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A woman in her 70s had be stretchered to the ambulance after a fall on the Norfolk Coast Path.

On Saturday, June 30, Wells and Hunstanton Coastguards responded to calls of a woman who had fallen on the coastal path in Thornham at around 6.55pm.

Once they were able to locate her, about a mile along the path, they assessed her injuries and decided the best way to get her to paramedics was on a stretcher.

The team carried the woman to the car park by the Coal Barns, where she was treated by ambulance staff.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We were called at about 7.45pm by the coastguard to an incident on the beach, off Staithe Lane, Thornham.

“A patient, believed to be a woman in her 70s, was on the beach with the coastguard.

“She was treated for a suspected head and hip injury, which was not believed to be life-threatening, and was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

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